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February 26
YVCC offers IBEST Business Technology

​Yakima Campus – YVCC is currently enrolling students for IBEST Business Technology classes for spring quarter beginning March 30, 2015. YVCC's  IBEST Business Technology program is a one year program that offers students, 18 years or older, the opportunity to obtain general office skills while reinforcing basic reading, writing and math. Students can earn two certificates - Office Skills I and Office Skills II. The program is approximately $1,300 per quarter. Grant funding is available for eligible students. 

Eligibility: Those with a high school diploma/GED need to Compass place into English 81T/90T and Math 49C. Those working on earning their high school diploma/GED need to CASAS place into Reading/Writing- level 4 and Math- level 3.

How to Register: Those interested in enrolling must schedule a meeting with YVCC WorkFirst Coordinator Kayla Crawford no later than March 13, 2015. For more information contact 509.574.4745 / kcrawford@yvcc.edu

For more information about IBEST Business Technology certificates at YVCC visit the Career Connection Center website at www.yvcc.edu/ccc.

February 26
YVCC offers Flagger Training - March 20

​Grandview Campus - Yakima Valley Community College will host Flagger Certification Training on March 20, 2015. YVCC's Flagger Training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. Participants will receive a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and group planning activities and have the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam. The training will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm in YVCC's Workforce Building, Room U199, on the Grandview Campus. The cost is $45. Deadline to register is March 18.

 How to Register

     Step 1:   Go to YVCC's Grandview Campus Main Building;
                      Located at 500 West Main Street, Grandview, WA

     Step 2:   Complete the registration form

     Step 3:   Pay the $45.00 course fee

     Step 4:   Bring a copy of your receipt to the training

One-day classes are offered at a variety of times throughout the academic year at YVCC.
For more information visit www.yvcc.edu/ccc or contact 509.574.4911 or ljimenez@yvcc.edu.

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February 26
YVCC offers Truck Driving Training

​Grandview Campus- Yakima Valley Community College will hosts Truck Driving Training from April 27 to May 29, 2015. YVCC's Truck Driver Training course consists of a five week training program. Participants will experience both classroom and hands-on training, and have the opportunity to take the Washington State Class A and Class B CDL exam. The cost is $4,200 for Class A, or Class A and B; or $2,100 for Class B. Classes are scheduled for Monday – Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm.

Courses are administered by Driver Training & Solutions, LLC. Driver Training & Solutions, LLC is a private CDL career training school that provides small class size, excellent instructors, quality instruction, and job placement assistance. For more information on the training program visit http://drivertrainingandsolutions.com.

How to Register: Those interested in attending this training course must schedule a meeting with YVCC WorkFirst Coordinator Kayla Crawford no later than April 17, 2015. For more information contact 509.574.4745 / kcrawford@yvcc.edu

For more information about Truck Driving Training at YVCC visit the Career Connection Center website at www.yvcc.edu/ccc.

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February 25
YVCC offers free Technology Workshops

​Yakima Campus- Yakima Valley Community College is offering four technology workshops this March. The workshops will be student led and are open to the public with no admission costs. Please see below for a complete list of workshops and registration information.

1.       Microsoft Excel

When: Monday, March 9, 2015; 12:00-2:00pm
Where: YVCC Yakima Campus, Technology Complex, Room T211
Workshop Cost: Free

Description: Have you ever wanted to learn more about Excel and what it can do for you?  If so, this is the workshop for you. You can take your knowledge of basic Excel formatting and data input to a more advanced level. You will gain knowledge in advanced formatting, macro creation and use, creating and using functional formulas, importing and exporting data, printing of spreadsheets and workbook.

Objectives:  By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Apply basic and advanced formatting

  • Create and use macros

  • Import and export data

  • Create and use basic and advanced formulas

  • Apply various printing setups

Minimum Qualifications:  Attendees should have basic knowledge of Excel and keyboarding skills.​

2.       Microsoft Access

When: Monday, March 9, 2015; 2:15-4:15pm

Where: YVCC Yakima Campus, Technology Complex, Room T211
Workshop Cost: Free

Description: Do you want to learn more about what you can do with Microsoft Access?  In this workshop, you will learn about some advanced features of this database program. We will show you how to use some of the more complicated features that many intermediate users have difficulty with. You will also learn how to secure your database from unwanted and unintentional corruption.

Objectives:  At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Apply and use hard to find features located on the ribbon and in associated menus

  • Secure your database

  • Create a user interface

Minimum Qualifications:   Attendees should have some experience with MS Access, including creation of a basic database, query, form, and report.

3.       Windows 8 Installation/Upgrade

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015; 12:00-2:00pm

Where: YVCC Yakima Campus, Technology Complex, Room T211
Workshop Cost: Free

Description:  Does the thought of upgrading you computer's operating system terrify you and keep you awake at night? Do you suffer from nervous sweats at the thought of installing Windows 8 on your personal computer? If this describes you or a loved one, you suffer from New Operating System Nervous Disorder (N.O.S.N.D.). Do not despair, help is available.  Attend the Windows 7 and 8 Operating System Installation Workshop.

Objectives:  By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Download Windows 7 upgrade advisor utility

  •  Use the utility to evaluate a computer's compatibility with the Windows 7 operating system

  • Access the one time boot menu to begin the installation process

  • Boot from the Windows 7 and 8 installation disk

  • Enter the disk management utility

  • Create a simple volume partition

  • Design your personal settings for the operating system

  • Comprehend the steps required to install an operating system

Minimum Qualifications:  Attendees should have basic computer skills, know how to use the mouse to point and click, and an entry level understanding of computer terminology.

4.       Microsoft Publisher

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2015; 2:15-4:15pm
Where: YVCC Yakima Campus, Technology Complex, Room T211
Workshop Cost: Free

Description:  Do you want to design business cards that reflect who you are and make a statement? Have you ever wanted to create a brochure or newsletter for your organization?  If so, come and join us to learn Microsoft Publisher! Discover a great way to show off your creative skills by customizing flyers, newsletters, brochures, calendars, letterhead and personalized business cards.

Objectives:  By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to design and create: 

  • business cards

  • letterhead

  • calendars

  • flyers

  • brochures

  • newsletters

Requirements:  Attendees should have basic typing skills and basic experience with Microsoft Windows and Office Suite. Please bring a USB flash drive to save your projects (optional).

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Registration: To register please contact 509.574.4796 or cvanwinsen@yvcc.edu. Workshops are limited to the 20 participants.

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February 24
YVCC offers new biology course: Plants and Wildlife of Washington

​Yakima Campus-Yakima Valley Community College Biology Department is offering a new 10 week course titled Plants and Wildlife in Washington. It will be offered during spring quarter, beginning March 30, 2015. The course is intended for non-science majors who are interested in a lab science and community members wanting to expand their knowledge. The main emphasis will be on the plants and wildlife in Washington, especially those locally. Students will learn to recognize common species and understand the special adaptations that each organism has for survival. Other topics covered will include ecosystem processes, climate, geology, and human influences both past and present. Field trips are required as part of this course and often involve hiking over uneven terrain.

Class Schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:30-9:30am; lecture
Wednesday, Friday from 8:30-10:20am; lab

Registration:
March 23-27, 2015

Class Code:
2460 BIOL 124 Plants and Wildlife of Washington

Questions regarding the course can be directed to YVCC Biology Instructor Jeremy Buegge at 509.574.4863 or jbuegge@yvcc.edu.

To enroll, contact YVCC Registration at 509.574.4700.

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